Wedding Flowers | 7 Tips For Booking Your Florist (Without The Headache)
So, you’re engaged! You are feeling excited, maybe a little anxious, and undoubtedly overwhelmed by it all. Pause. Breathe. Smile. This is the fun part! And when the time comes to wedding flowers and booking your florist, don’t sweat it. Simply follow these insider tips and avoid the headache.
Wedding flowers are a big part of your wedding day! It’s the most visual part of your Wedding, apart from you of course! Which means that choosing your florist needs to be as carefully thought through as choosing anything else for your unique day.
For this reason we asked our good friends over at Chirpee Flowers to give our couples some of their top tips for booking your florist.
We hope you enjoy this quick read!
As florists who have been in the Wedding industry for over two decades we often wonder why hardly anyone asks us the following questions. An excellent wedding florist is a lot more than just someone who arranges flowers, but how do you find the right one for you?
What Qualifications Do They Have
Ask what qualifications they have. A properly-qualified florist should have qualifications up to Level 5. Ask them to show you some small designs and some larger presentations they’ve been involved in.
How Long Have They Been In Business
Ask how long they’ve been in business and how many weddings they’ve worked on. It’s likely that the florist will have a portfolio showing designs they’ve created. Plenty of wedding experience means that they’re used to working to a deadline and within a budget. The florist will also be used to dealing with any problems that may arise.
List Of Venues
Ask for a list of venues they’ve decorated. It’s likely they will be a recommended florist for some of them and you can get feedback on the decorations they’ve provided.
Bespoke Designs Based On Your Dress
A qualified florist will have studied the weight and textures of wedding fabrics and dress shapes and how they relate to flower texture and shape. This enables them to create bespoke designs for you based on the dress you’ve chosen. In addition, the florist will also have studied face shapes and hairstyles and be able to suggest flattering headdress designs for you.
Sketches, Mood Boards and Colour Charts
Your florist should be able to provide sketches of the suggested designs, mood boards and Pantone colour charts to help you create your perfect theme.
Which Flowers Are In Season
A trained and good florist will know which flowers are in season locally for your wedding date and will be able to advise you on the best ones to choose. Without expert guidance, it’s easy to set your heart on blooms, only to find that they’re either not available, or would be very expensive to source.
Cultural or Alternative Weddings
A Cultural or alternative wedding should present no difficulties for a qualified florist. They should have in-depth knowledge of these and be able to advise you and design accordingly.
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Information kindly supplied by Chirpee Flowers